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Old 11-08-2010, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Found it!...I kept looking at that building thinking how arty it is in one way, but so business in another. So I thought who would design a creative, open business building? I don't know a ton of architects but am somewhat familiar with Frank Lloyd Wright and sure enough it's his! Racine, WI.

You're right, that site has oodles of buildings and they're all through links instead of images right there on the page. Ok...now do you wanna post a challenge Stillkit?
Naw. It's not my turn.
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Ok, since nobody is around this time of day, here's a pretty easy one just to keep the ball rolling.

This thing is a lot of fun to ride.

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Old 11-08-2010, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Why would there be a fleet of so many little ferries carrying a few cars each, instead of a larger boat?
What could possibly be on the other side thatso many tourists would need to take the car along with them, but there is no efficient commuter transport? Obviously not Catalina Island, those boats would never make it through the surf.

It appears to be California: American flags, license plates, costumes, and California fan palm trees. Looks like San Diego.

Googling "Malaga" comes up with nothing.

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Old 11-08-2010, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Sverige och USA
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Looks like I missed a lot of action...

Could the latest one be Balboa Island Ferries, in Newport Beach?
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Yup, that's it. The sign in the picture looks like "Malaga", but is actually a dead giveaway if you can make it out correctly.

My original question remains. Only in America would people demand a ferry, to save a four mile drive over the causeway to a ferris wheel.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Looks like I missed a lot of action...

Could the latest one be Balboa Island Ferries, in Newport Beach?
Looked it up and it seems you are correct. I could only get as far as California.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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My original question remains. Only in America would people demand a ferry, to save a four mile drive over the causeway to a ferris wheel.
I looked at it on a map and was thinking "Why the heck was there ever a ferry put there?"
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I looked at it on a map and was thinking "Why the heck was there ever a ferry put there?"
Meanwhile, there are only five Mississippi River crossings in the 380 miles between Memphis and Baton Rouge, and only one of those is a ferry.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:05 AM
 
Location: If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space
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Congrats Chunky - where's our next challenge?

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Yup, that's it. The sign in the picture looks like "Malaga", but is actually a dead giveaway if you can make it out correctly.

My original question remains. Only in America would people demand a ferry, to save a four mile drive over the causeway to a ferris wheel.
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I looked at it on a map and was thinking "Why the heck was there ever a ferry put there?"
First of all - how are you guys reading all these signs!? It's too small and blurry as is, and if I download and enlarge the pic it's too pixelated.

The ferry existed as a private enterprise at least ten years before there was a car bridge from the island to the mainland. The ferry business has been in the same family for almost 100 years now. It's inexpensive and a fun, nostalgic novelty. Think of it like the first ride before you get to the amusement park - hell, it's probably cheaper than riding the ferris wheel! My guess is that most people don't even take it both ways - chances are they drive to the island from the mainland, ferry to the peninsula, and head off back to the mainland along the highway.

Apparently the frozen banana with chocolate was invented on balboa island. Yum
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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First of all - how are you guys reading all these signs!? It's too small and blurry as is, and if I download and enlarge the pic it's too pixelated.
That's why I thought it said "Welcome to "MALAGA".
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